Loro VS esse / essi
What is the difference between "loro" and "essi" or "esse" (and what's the difference between the last two)
The "correct" subject 3rd person pronouns would be:
- Egli (he)
- Ella (she)
- Esso (masculine it)
- Essa (feminine it)
- Essi (masculine them)
- Esse (feminine them)
However, in modern Italian, these pronouns have become literary or very formal and aren't commonly used in speech, in favor of lui (he), lei (she) and loro (them). "It" isn't currently associated with any pronoun, and is commonly omitted or referred to indirectly.
Molto Grazie! do you know? I'm recently beginning to study italian and there are a lot of things that I have to learn! For example, still I have a conflict about the nouns genders but well... Of course I will dominate this afters two or three nights front the computer :P ... buonasera!
In the example above he and she are subjects in English, they would be a subject too while them is a direct or an indirect object in English.
You are right that loro can be used as a subject and an object in Italian. Usually li/le (direct object) or gli (indirect object) seem to be used as objects though.
Yes. Be careful though. "Lei" can mean either she/her or the formal you. In written form "Lei" is the formal you, "lei" is she/her.
Since one of these forms appears in a sentence about fish, do you think that they could add this to the tips and notes?
Italian is really easy to learn if you have French and English, the majority of words are cognates